The pick-up market is more competitive than ever these days. Every year, high-quality entries ensure that the pick-up truck vehicle segment is still dominated by the big three automakers: Ford, GM, and Toyota. It’s well-known that choosing any of these brands will get you an excellent vehicle. But what qualities do Ford trucks have that set them apart from their competitors.
Four Dimensional Innovation
Ford trucks are first and foremost defined by the innovations they continually bring to their trucks each year. The current generation of the F-150 blew minds with its revolutionary all-aluminium body, which managed to significantly reduce weight and improve vehicle handling without sacrificing strength.
To this day, the F-150 is the only truck in its class to boast a complete aluminium body and bed. The fuel economy and handling this bestows on the vehicle is highly impressive, especially when considering the immense power and flexible size of the 2019 Ford F-150.
Turbocharged Performance with Nimble Handling
The 2019 F-150 offers a multitude of engine options, but there’s something truly special about the naturally aspirated V6s. The 3. 5-litre Ecoboost V6, for example, generates 375 HP and 475 lb-ft of torque, which is the most torque in its class. This power allows for towing capacities of up to 12,200 pounds. Likewise, the ten-speed automatic transmission that’s paired to most engines in the lineup uses more fuel than any transmission in any pickup. The light body weight, coupled with tight steering, gives these vehicles a particularly well-handling ride. Other trucks feel noticeably bulky, but Ford redefines what we expect a pick-up to feel like.
Ford continually goes above-and-beyond with technology on its trucks. Features like electronic locking differential, off-road shocks, skid plates and hill descent control line these trucks. Other highlights include adaptive cruise control, smart Pro Trailer backup, a foldout tailgate step, and a high-end Bang and Olufsen surround sound system for audio entertainment.